Tsunami Relief Ride and BBQ May 28 2011, 11:22pm via studio343.jp

Today HAJET Outreach Project in association with Groove Cycles held its third Niseko/Kutchan BBQ Bike Ride Bonanza! The event raised 80,000 yen for the people of Iwate prefecture still living in relief shelters.

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Tsunami Relief Ride and BBQ

Tsunami Relief Ride and BBQ

Each participant paid 3,000 yen which included a BBQ after the ride with the remainder of the cash going to the relief fund.

Tsunami Relief Ride and BBQ

Tsunami Relief Ride and BBQ

The group of 20 + riders set off from Hirafu just after 10 and cruised up past Hanazono to the Weiss Hotel about 14km’s away.

Tsunami Relief Ride and BBQ

Tsunami Relief Ride and BBQ

The support team were EVERYWHERE ! cheers

Tsunami Relief Ride and BBQ

The return leg of the ride back to Hirafu was a bit easier – mainly downhill.

Tsunami Relief Ride and BBQ

Tsunami Relief Ride and BBQ

Alistair really out did himself by garnering the support of some friends to make the event happen, motivating some participants and the end of the day turning on a treat of an event for a great cause …oh’ and the food was delicious.

Tsunami Relief Ride and BBQ

Way to go !!!